Cowater International Development Liaison Officer Jobs in Malawi

Cowater International Development Liaison Officer Jobs in Malawi


Canada does not have a resident High Commission in Malawi; the Embassy of Canada to Zimbabwe is responsible to cover Canada’s bilateral relations with Malawi. Canada’s International Assistance program is managed from the Canadian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa. Canada and Malawi collaborate on a wide range of issues, including environmental protection, peacekeeping, trade and investment promotion, and cooperation within multilateral organizations.

Canada’s International Assistance to Malawi is implemented mostly through long-term institutional support to multilateral organizations with activities in Malawi, and Canadian civil society organizations working in partnership with local organizations, to support Malawi’s development priorities in areas such as maternal, newborn and child health, clean water and access to healthcare, education, humanitarian assistance, and human dignity.

Summary of the Position

The Canadian High Commission in Pretoria requires the services of a Development Liaison Officer (DLO) in Malawi to support its programming over a term of one (1) year with an option to renew. The DLO will support and strengthen the delivery of Canada’s international assistance in Malawi through field level advice, technical support, and policy input on matters relevant to Canada’s engagement in the country.


The Liaison Officer will:

  • Develop and maintain a good knowledge of ongoing local development activities, including those of government and non-governmental agencies and institutional cooperation activities.

  • Provide analyses on political, economic, and security developments in country and advise on actions that could be undertaken to take advantage of rising opportunities and challenges for development programming.

  • Report on local policy issues that may be relevant interests
    and mandate in the region.

  • Liaise, maintain dialogue, develop linkages, and follow up on programming in country.

  • Maintain regular contact and network with relevant contacts in the government, donor agencies, and civil society.

  • Attend relevant meetings and events.

    Job Requirements


  • An undergraduate university degree from a recognized university in development studies, project management, international relations, or any other relative degree.

    Minimum Experience

    The ideal candidate shall meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience at senior level advisory or progressive experience in development programming.


  • Thorough understanding of the socioeconomic, security, and political context of Malawi and knowledge of local development initiatives.

  • Significant experience designing and monitoring country-level projects rooted in sustainable development.

  • Proven experience analyzing development-specific strategies and conducting needs assessments in Malawi.

  • Highly developed communication and facilitation skills.

  • Outstanding analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in working with social media tools.

  • Knowledge of gender equality is an added advantage.

  • Language Requirements: Excellent English language skills, as most of the reporting will be written in English.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Cowater International Development Liaison Officer Jobs in Malawi

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